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Mama Mia! Mario Kart 8 Launches at Cannon Raceway

Mama Mia! Mario Kart 8 Launches at Cannon Raceway

Where did Advantage Distribution and Nintendo choose to hold their launch event for Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U? The best go karting venue in the West Midlands.

Max Butler, Advantage Distribution’s general manager, was impressed with our excellent customer service and top-quality facilities. Here’s what he had to say about the event.

Mario Kart Launch Event

“We held an event for our retail partners in conjunction with Nintendo at Cannon Raceway to celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. We invited a number of partners from the independent game retail sector for a presentation about Nintendo and the new Mario Kart game, and we let them have a go at karting too.

The guests gather in our spectator area
The guests gather in our spectator area

“Cannon provided everything we needed throughout the day. Our 50 or so guests arrived in the morning for a meet-and-greet with a buffet. Then they went into the briefing room for the presentation, followed by a brief about karting, and then we let them loose on the track.

“We set up six Game Pods in the spectator area too, so the retailers could enjoy Mario Kart hands-on throughout the day.

“Cannon did a great job of decorating the venue. They had pop-up banners everywhere, Super Mario theme music playing and Mario Kart logos on all their screens.”

Mario Kart 8 game pods
Mario Kart 8 game pods

Glowing Reviews for Mario Kart 8

“The event was our guests’ first opportunity to get hands-on with Mario Kart 8 before its release on 30th May.

“It’s the first outing for Mario Kart on the new Wii U console, and it’s the first title in the series in HD too. The retailers loved the game – I think it’s impossible not to love Mario.”

Real life Mario Kart
Real life Mario Kart

The Perfect Corporate Events Venue

“We chose Cannon Raceway because they looked credible and they were market leaders in that they had the fastest karts in the West Midlands.

“The fact that they were indoor was important as well. The gamble with outdoor karting is that you can’t guarantee the weather and that’s too big of a risk with so many people coming down.

“The 3600 view of the course and the facilities helped us get a feel for what the venue was like. When we visited in person prior to the event, I thought it was a lot cleaner than many of other karting tracks I’ve been to. Sometimes you go to a racecourse and it looks like the karts have driven around the whole venue, not just the track.”

Excellent Customer Service

“The team at Cannon was extremely helpful – over and above the call of duty in my mind. We needed an extra laptop at a one point, and one of the members of staff went and found one straightaway.

“From a corporate point of view, I would have no hesitations in using them again – they were more than helpful. I’d recommend them for any sort of corporate event without a shadow of a doubt.

Indoor go kart podium
The victors celebrate in style

“They run these events day in, day out and I think their experience really shined through. They’ve probably done this thousands of times, but it felt like we were their first ever guests because the staff are so personable.

“Overall the event went even better than we expected and all our guests loved the karting too.”

Our indoor go karting track near Birmingham and Wolverhampton is the perfect venue for all sorts of corporate events. Get in touch with our team today to find out what we can do for your business.

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